The BMW i8 was finally revealed in full production guise at the 2013 Frankfurt auto show, but so far, video of the hybrid sports car in action has been relatively scarce--especially in terms of real-world encounters. That's been solved by the gang at The Smoking Tire.

While filming for an upcoming episode, an i8 prototype pulled into a parking lot where the TST crew were ready with cameras out--and they caught the car accelerating away from the scene at full throttle. It sounds surprisingly good, especially for a hybrid.

Are you excited about the upcoming BMW i8? Will you be fleecing your retirement fund for the $135,925 price of entry? To learn more about the 2015 i8, read our preview, and then be sure to check our our live photos from Frankfurt.